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Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2007 Jan;16(1):1-16.

Anatomy of the lymphatics.

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Centers for Surgical Anatomy & Technique, Emory University School of Medicine, 1462 Clifton Road NE, Suite 303, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. cfroman@emory.edu

Abstract

The lymphatic system is perhaps the most complicated system of Homo sapiens. An introduction to the anatomy, embryology, and anomalies of the lymphatics is presented. The overall anatomy and drainage of the lymphatic vessels in outlined. The topographic anatomy, relations, and variations of the principle vessels of the lymphatic system (the right lymphatic duct, the thoracic duct, and the cisterna chyli) are presented in detail.

PMID:
17336233
DOI:
10.1016/j.soc.2006.10.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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